Earth Suds is an eco-friendly startup whose goal is to eliminate all single-use plastic amenity bottles (containing shampoo, conditioner and bodywash) and replace them with sustainable tablets that dissolve and lather like traditional soaps.
Although EarthSuds tablets started as a solution for hotels, the tablets are now being offered to the general public.
I first tried their Starter Pack, containing 5 tablets each of their shampoo, conditioner and body soap. More than satisfied, I went back for more of their shampoo and conditioner. I also ordered their larger (and reusable) travel case.
The tablets are not inexpensive, which stops me from using them on a regular basis. Still, they will be a forever item while traveling.
It’s a simple product with huge ramifications.
The simple part: Crush the tablet, then along with a small bit of water, work up a nice lather in your hands, then wash like any other liquid soap.
The huge ramifications: Earth Suds have the potential to eliminate the 5.7 billion amenity bottles sent to landfills every year in North America alone.
Earth Suds was named a top 10 global finalist in the National Geographic Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge.
The product achieves all three dimensions of sustainability:
economically it generates and re-invests profits,
socially it employs adults with developmental disabilitie,
and environmentally it eliminates single-use plastics.
RUNNING LIST OF ITEMS
purchased in preparation for the Kenya/Uganda trip
(some I may use again, some probably not)